In addition to protecting yourself with comprehensive travel insurance when you go on a holiday, you should also wear a Medical Alert bracelet if you have medical condition. Even if it is not considered a serious medical condition, you should still wear one. It could literally save your life!
From high blood pressure to food allergies, a Medical Alert bracelet can help attending health professionals quickly diagnose and treat you if you get sick or are injured while you are traveling or on vacation.
When you join this great American non-profit organization as a TravelPlus member your personal medical information will be confidentially stored at their headquarters. This information can be accessed in a medical emergency by attending physicians or other qualified health professionals in clinics and hospitals around the world, twenty-four hours a day, three hundred and sixty-five days a year. Your complete medical history including any serious medical conditions, prescription drugs and special vitamin supplements and herbs that you are taking can all be documented so that this information can be used if it is ever needed.
Your member’s identification number, most important medical condition or conditions, and the MedicAlert foundation’s twenty-four hour hotline response phone number are all engraved on the back of your distinctive item of jewelry.
The well trained, multilingual staff at this over fifty-year old non-profit foundation can also help you find a physician when you are traveling out of the country. They will be able to communicate with the local medical personnel in foreign countries to determine what treatments will be necessary to help you.
They will get in contact with your family members. You will be able to send emergency messages to your relatives, friends, and business associates as well as receive emergency messages, toll free, 24/7.
You can also be covered for pre-existing medical conditions whether you are on vacation or on business travel out of the country.
You will have access to information on travel documents that you may need such as passports, travel visas, and immunization certificate requirements. Other informational services available include travel, health, and safety advisories and alerts; snapshots of the cultures, traditions, and languages of the places you plan to visit; U.S. consulates and embassies located around the world; temperature and weather reports; and foreign currency exchange rates.
In addition to all the above benefits, you may be eligible for medical evacuation to another medical facility, or you could be repatriated back to the United States.
At the present time, this program and all of its valuable benefits offered by MedicAlert.org, is only available to members living in the United States. However you can still sign up even if you are out of the country.
Please note that the MedicAlert logo is available on a variety of engraved designer bracelets and pendants. This attractive and unique jewelry is also manufactured in sterling silver and fourteen karat gold. The logo is also available on a quality brand name watch. There is also a state of the art personal medical lifeline alarm service offered to members.
Dorothy Yamich has a passion for travel. She has lived and traveled extensively throughout Europe as well as traveled in North America, Central America, and the Caribbean. She is a travel consultant and specializes in luxury cruises as well as vacation packages. If you are looking for information on cheap airfares, fabulouis discounted luxury cruises and great holiday deals, visit: http://www.traveltipsguide.com